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Restrepo Director Killed, Others Wounded in Libya

LA Observed brings the terrible news that director and photographer Tim Hetherington has been killed while filming the ongoing conflict in Libya. Hetherington co-directed the Oscar-nominated Restrepo with Sebastien Junger. From Vanity Fair:

“Tim died about two hours ago,” said Peter N. Bouckaert, of Human Rights Watch, in Geneva, a friend of Hetherington’s. “Three other journalists were also hit [in an] R.P.G. attack, one being Getty photographer Chris Hondros [who was seriously wounded]; photographer Guy Martin, of the Panos Agency, who is in very serious condition; and a freelancer, Michael Brown, who is slightly wounded.”

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